Tricolor launches smart home service

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor has launched smart home service that allows its customers to manage a range of smart home devices from their TV screen or from a mobile application on iOS and Android devices. Tricolor has updated the software on its advanced set-top boxes, provided by its GS Group affiliate, to enable the […]

Tricolor TV to transition to ‘open’ hybrid platform with Far East launch

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV is to realign its service on a hybrid model including on-demand services and a new brand. The new look service will kick off with a launch in the Russian Far East, where Tricolor TV has not been available until now. Tricolor TV said it would transition its model to […]

Tricolor reaches 7 million HD customers

Russian pay TV provider Tricolor TV increased its number of HD subscribers by 6% in Q1 to exceed 7 million subscriber homes. Tricolor said that in the three months ending March 31 it connected 424,100 HD TV customers and that its overall Tricolor TV subscriber base increased to 11.87 million homes. Nearly a third of […]

Tricolor content chief predicts 2015 UHD channel launches

Russia and several other countries will see the launch of the first “full-scale 4K channels in 2015,” according to Mikhail Goryachev, chief content officer of Russian pay TV operator Tricolor. In an interview with DTVE, Goryachev said that he believes that Ultra HD implementation on a mass scale is “unavoidable” and that pay TV providers […]

GS Group plans 4K set-top launch next year

Russia-based GS Group expects to commercially launch 4K set-top boxes in the country from next year, according to company vice-president Konstantin Axenov.  Speaking at the GS Summit in Saint Petersburg, Axenov said that GS Group, the technology partner for Russian pay TV provider Tricolor, will soon to support the latter’s ultra high definition ambitions with […]

Tricolor tipped to become Europe’s second largest pay TV operator

Russia’s Tricolor is set to overtake BSkyB to become the second largest pay TV operator by 2018  in terms of subscribers, according to a new study by Digital TV Research. Liberty Global is tipped to remain in the top spot, having extended its lead this year as Europe’s largest pay TV operator with the acquisition […]

Tricolor adds Lagardère channels to new kids package

Russian pay TV operator Tricolor TV has added Lagardère channels TiJi Russia and Gulli Russia to its kids package. The recently launched kids package, aimed at under 14s, comprises eight popular kids channels and is available for RUB500 (€12.15) a year. Tricolor TV estimates that it will sign up 300,000 subscribers to the package between […]

Lybid TV registers for business

Ukrainian satellite TV operator Lybid TV has registered its name as a trademark for the sale of services in the country, according to local reports. The Ukrainian Institute of Industrial Property has listed Lybid TV as a registered trademark. The company, backed by General Satellite, which provides infrastructure for Russian pay TV leader Tricolor TV, […]

HD boosting Tricolor’s subscriber numbers

Russia’s leading pay TV operator Tricolor ended September with 8.55 million subscribers after adding 750,000 during the third quarter. Tricolor’s CEO Alexander Makarov told local reporters that the creation of a budget HD package had helped the operator beat previous records for subscriber growth set in the second and third quarters of 2011. The package, […]

Tricolor bans distribution of own HD channels

Russia’s leading pay TV operator Tricolor TV has suspended the distribution of movie channels Kino Pokaz HD-1 and Kino Pokaz HD-2, despite owning part of the business. The operator bought part of Zao 1HDTV, the owner of the two HD channels, earlier this year. In a statement, Tricolor said the contract had been terminated, leading […]

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